Thank you for writing! I hope you have fun.
First and foremost, I think that wonderful things happen when people write the fic they always wanted to see but never got. I'm going to give suggestions and a few prompts, but if you think of something else that excites you, or that you've always wanted to write, please do! I want to see your idfic, your superegofic, the thing you love writing. Slash, femslash, het, poly, and gen are all great.
I have the following squicks: bathroom stuff, omorashi, forced feeding, prolonged embarrassment, emotional abuse, sex with kids under 15, vore, explicitly described torture. Avoid those, and I'll be happy.
Things I love to see: Victorian-style melodrama, masked balls, duels, repartee, detailed descriptions of food and of etiquette, swashbuckling, arranged marriage, historical AUs, enemies becoming lovers, dubcon.Jean-Léon Gérôme, Duel after the Masquerade.
Just .... holy shit. This is my id-painting. The use of color is wonderful, the composition is wonderful ... who am I kidding. It's a duel. After a masquerade. ♥
There's only one possible set of prompts: What happened? How did this people get to this situation? What happened next? If you'd rather reset this on a spaceship, underwater, in the 1920s, ... feel free. Just keep the duel, in the snow. After the masquerade. 18th Century Pirate RPF - Anne Bonney, Mary Read.
Anne Bonney and Mary Read were too big for any fiction to contain them. They were pirates. They may well have been lovers. They fought together, were captured together, and died apart. They were the only two people who fought fiercely when their ship was taken. Bonney commented to her lover, Calico Jack Rackham, "Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hang'd like a dog." Both women "pleaded their bellies" (claimed to be pregnant) to postpone being hanged. Mary Read died in prison of puerperal fever, and nobody knows what happened to Anne Bonney.
Note that I am *not* asking for the characters from Black Sails, and I'd prefer you not include canon from that show.
Knock yourself out. Tell any story about those two ladies that sets your hair on fire. Include as many other historical pirates as float your boat -- or none, if that's what you prefer.Stalky and Co
- Beetle, Stalky Corkran, M'Turk
I love these books so much I cannot be rational about them. There is one single story about them as adults, which is M'Turk relating his id-fic about Stalky. (It supposedly happened, but M'Turk does embellish when he finds it appropriate.) Kipling said austerely that the headmasters stalked the bedrooms to ward off "beastliness", but it's well-established that the core three were supervised precisely as much as they found appropriate.
I will delightedly accept anything you want to write about these characters. I will, however, nod knowingly at Stalky and M'Turk's possible adult relations, and I do mean adult. If you prefer to write them as horny adolescents, please make them 16 or older. And gen is fine, too!
I note parenthetically that the title has an ampersand, damn it.
I hope you have a joyous Yuletide, have fun writing, and that the gift you yourself receive is wonderful.